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Opening Ceremony

East Asia and the Contemporary World

The Opening Ceremony of the Geneva Forum on East Asia will focus on the role that East Asia plays in global governance, shedding light on the links between East Asia and the rest of the world, and offer participants the first glimpse at the Forum's other activities. The central themes of this event includes: multilateralism, contemporary geopolitics, economic globalisation and building bridges between East Asia and the rest of the world.

 

Event Agenda

CEAS President’s Opening Remarks

Welcome remarks by Dr. Marie-Laure Salles

"East Asia in Global Governance: Foreword"

Keynote speech by Ambassador Pimchanok Vonkorpon Pitfield

“East Asia in the Contemporary Digital Economy”

Keynote Speech by Ambassador Davaasuren Gerelmaa

“Global Multilateralism: The East Asian Way Forward"

Panel discussion led by Prof. Thomas Biersteker

"The Prospects and Challenges of East Asia in Global Governance"

Q&A

Our Speakers

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Ambassador Pimchanok Vonkorpon Pitfield

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the WTO, Permanent Mission of Thailand to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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Dr. Marie-Laure Salles

Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) since 2020, Former Dean of the School of Management and Innovation at Sciences Po Paris.

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Prof. Thomas Biersteker

Honorary Professor, International Relations/Political Science
Curt Gasteyger Chair in International Security and Conflict Studies
Director of Policy Research
Honorary Chair Curt Gasteyger

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Ambassador Davaasuren Gerelmaa

The Permanent Representative of Mongolia to the United Nations Office at Geneva

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Opening Ceremony:

The opening ceremony of the Forum is intended to provide an overview of current topics related to East Asia as well as a first taste of the Forum's other events. The central themes of this event will be multilateralism, contemporary geopolitics, economic globalisation and building bridges between East Asia and the rest of the world.

Goals

  • Fill in the academic knowledge gap on East Asia within the student body in geneva

  • Foster a better understanding of East Asian perspectives and policies

  • Provide students with opportunities to exchange and network with academics and professionals working in fields related to East Asia

  • Set the stage for following events across the five-day forum

  • Provide a macro perspective of contemporary affairs concerning East Asia

  • Build academic and practical bridge between East Asia and the rest of the world

 East Asia and

the Contemporary World

Date:
Monday, November 7th 2022

Time:
18:30 - 20:00 CET

Format: Hybrid

Online:  [Webex]

Onsite:   Auditorium Ivan Pictet A1A, IHEID 

            (Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot                     2A, CH - 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland)